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  • On Jan 15, 2023
    Sarah from United Kingdom Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Can you let me know how soon I can make a reservation at Downtown for Sept 2023? It’s for my sons 18th and our Anniversary.

    Hello there, Sarah. Thank you for bringing your question to us at planDisney. I love that you're planning ahead and am delighted to help with your question.

    How wonderful that you will be celebrating your anniversary and your son's 18th birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! There are many delicious restaurants to choose from in the Downtown Disney District. Advance dining reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance. Not all restaurants accept reservations, however, if you select the filter for "Reservations Accepted" you will see the list of places that do. I usually like to eat at the Uva Bar & Cafe in the Downtown Disney District. It has a more casual setting, so for your special occasion, you may want to look into the Catal Restaurant. I took a peek at the menu and found a lot of things that sound delicious.

    There are also restaurants that can be accessed outside of the theme parks for a fun celebratory meal. There's the Storytellers Cafe, which offers a buffet-style dining experience. If you decide to have breakfast here, Character Dining is available and makes a fun way to start or finish your visit at the Disneyland Resort. At Storytellers Cafe, there's also the option to order a special Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake to make the meal all that more magical. If a buffet is not your style, I would consider the Napa Rose for an elevated dining experience. Both of these restaurants are located at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and can be accessed without theme park admission. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 60 days in advance.

    If you're also planning on visiting the parks, I recommend stopping by City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland, or Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park for a complimentary "Happy Birthday!" and "Happily Ever After" button to celebrate. They also make a fun little souvenir.

    Sarah, I hope this has been helpful and I've given you some ideas to think about for your upcoming visit. If you have any additional questions, please visit us again at planDisney. I wish you all the best in your planning efforts and wish a magical birthday for your son and a magical anniversary for you!

    Cheers,
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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